Chocolate Chip Cranberry Flax Cookies

Another success healthy cookie that doesn’t taste like it is healthy………. WE LOVE IT

This cookie recipe is going to become one of our ultimate favorite. What to love about it? Besides the amazing flavor? Well….

a) The fact that it doesn’t taste like a healthy cookie
b) The cookie batter can be altered to make different versions such as replacing some of the whole wheat pastry flour for cocoa powder, adding nuts, adding other types of fruits etc
c) The fact that the recipe its super simple
d) The fact that is it much more nutritious than other versions out there

For all of these reasons I think this recipe is a super winner so I hope that you try it soon and if you do let me know how you like it!


On these pictures you can see the cookies before and after being baked. They were so good they didn’t even make it one day :-). I even gave some to friends and they loved them….. I guess that is good!


Chocolate Chip Cranberry Flax Cookies

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 14-16 cookies

Total Time: 20 minutes


3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
1/4 cup olive oil, coconut oil would also as well
2/3 cup unrefined sugar
1 large organic egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries, you can do a mixture of dry fruit, nuts, or just use 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with unbleached parchment paper.

In a medium bowl whisk oil, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour, flax, oats, baking soda, chocolate chips and cranberries and combine. I do this step simply with my rubber spatula.

Drop rounded scoops onto a lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool in the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 16 cookies. 1 cookie = 1 serving


  1. These look delicious!! I seriously can’t wait to make them :)

  2. Healthy cookies! This is the kind of live us healthy people live…cookies and all. Love it!

  3. These look delicious!! Cranberry and flax are a great combo!

    In fact I prepared a PB-J style sandwich using peanut butter, flax seeds, and cranberries (instead of jam) – it was yummy!! The flax gave it an added texture (and healthy omega 3’s) and the cranberries added a sweet/tartness that really complemented the peanut butter. : )

  4. I made these using your suggestion of replacing some flour with cocoa (I replaced 1/4 cup) and leaving out the cranberries. They were great! The husband told me “write the lady that they’re super!” I think the most amazing things about these cookies is their texture. Normally healthy cookies are so cakey. Not these. Nice and chewy! They taste exactly like a buttery chocolate cookie. :)

  5. First of all these cookies look and sound delicious I will be making them this week. There is one little problem with the recipe. Are we supposed to use a cookie shit or sheet? I laughed a little when I read that. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  6. Hammande,

    this is actually what I am going to try next time I make them which is going to be very soon. We love them and I am glad you guys loved them to :-)


    thanks for mentioning the correction. I didn’t even notice…..

  7. These are perfect for my life! Major cranberry addiction latley. Perfect health additions that I would make too. I can’t wait to try these :)

  8. Hi Miryam,
    Made these cookies several times and just posted it in my blog…Thank you so much for such a great tasting healthy cookies :)

  9. I love chocolate chip cookies! They are my major weakness. I love that this recipe is healthy and still tastes like a cookie!

  10. I love these cookies! Made them last year with coconut oil instead of canola and they were a huge hit. About to make them again after I make some more Irish cream fudge!! Awesome recipes :)

  11. Sheila,

    I am glad you like some of the recipes I have posted :-)

    Thanks for letting me know about using canola oil in the recipe as I have replaced all of the canola oil for olive oil or coconut oil. Canola oil is really not a good option. After doing much research I have refrain form using it anymore!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments

  12. Don’t mean to leave so many comments, haha – but would you mind if I wrote about these cookies on my blog? I would of course link to yours. Let me know! :)

  13. I made these last night and told my husband to try one. He was like “no way! EWWW FLAX?!”….WELL….he quickly changed his tune after I convinced him to try it. He LOVED them….even asked if he could bring them to work for the ladies he works with who always try to eat healthy but don’t!hahaha – This recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for posting!

  14. radiatsun,

    thanks so much for the kind comments. I am glad you liked them so much. I hope your husband’s friends get to make them as well and find out that there is not need to have unhealthy cookies when you can have these ones :-)


  15. Do you think you could substitute the sugar with honey or agave?

  16. Bkatinthehat,

    I would just sub 1/3 cup instead of the entire amt to see how would that work just in case you are left with a very wet mixture.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know how they turn out!!

  17. These cookies look amazing! I was wondering if I could omit the chocolate chips altogether because I have none in my house.

  18. Koala, you can :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  19. I live in Australia and having a difficult time finding Pastry Flour. What other flour would you recommend? I recently bought whole wheat bakers flour. Will this suffice?

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